Fadzi Whande

How diversity heaven can be inclusion hell

TEDxPerth 2019
September 2019

Talk length:

12:19

How diversity heaven can be inclusion hell | Fadzi Whande | TEDxPerth

Discussions around diversity and inclusion often focus on policies and strategies to create more inclusive spaces. They fail. Fadzi argues that diversity should not be the destination or focus and each of us should make inclusion our personal responsibility. As Verna Myers says, "Diversity is being invited to the party, whereas inclusion is being asked to dance." Fadzi is an award-winning Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Social Justice Advocate. She is a skilled facilitator in areas of inclusive leadership, racial equity, unconscious bias and social advocacy and has worked in Africa, Australia, the UK and USA. Over her career she has been named an Australia Day Ambassador, 2018 Western Australian of the Year finalist and recipient of the 2016 International Racial Equity Leadership Award in the USA. Fadzi has participated in various global leadership study tours held recently in India, London, Boston and Perth.

Fadzi Whande
Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Social Justice Advocate

Fadzi addresses social disadvantage across government, business and not-for-profits as well as educational institutions in Africa, Australia, United Kingdom and USA. She is a skilled facilitator in gender inclusive leadership, racial equity, unconscious bias and human rights.